Tampa Bay Host Committee spotlights local cities in new promotional videos
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The promotions use a wide variety of well-known local figures, including Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon, fight doctor and painter Ferdie Pacheco, current and former members of the Rays, Bucs and Lightning and the mayors of the three featured cities.
For now, the videos can be found on the host committee’s web site, 2012tampa.com, but committee spokeswoman Aileen Rodriguez said the group will take steps to share them with delegates so that visitors can get ideas about things to do and places to go before they arrive for the convention in late August.
The host committee also plans to produce a “Why Florida, Why Now” video to promote the state’s economy and will show that to conventioneers “anyplace that there’s a line,” host committee executive board member Kathleen Shanahan said this week. It’s not decided yet whether the new videos will be broadcast in the same way.
"We do want to share them as much as we can," Rodriguez said.